The Strategic Importance of Global Trade with His Excellency Pascal Lamy, Director-General, The World Trade Organization speaking at the Global Strategic Review 2007: The Role of NATO in Meeting Global Challenges. Professor Francois Heisbourg chairs the discussion.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) brought together over three hundred senior government officials, leading researchers, and many of the Institute's influential members from around the world to discuss and address some of the world's most critical issues at the 5th IISS Global Strategic Review (GSR) held in Geneva.
Francois Heisbourg is Chairman of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Special Advisor, Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, Paris).
Pascal Lamy has been the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since September 2005. He began his career at the French Inspection Generale des Finances and at the Treasury. He then became an adviser to Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. From 1985-1994, Mr. Lamy was chief of staff for the president of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and G7 Sherpa. In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing the French bank, Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatization in 1999. From 1999-2004, Mr. Lamy was European commissioner for trade. He then spent a short sabbatical period as president of "Notre Europe," a think tank working on European integration.